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Ridiculously low non-jackpot prize payouts have me fed up

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Posted: October 20, 2006, 10:45 am - IP Logged

The game that you should be complaining about (because of terrible non-jackpot prizes) is not Mega Millions or Powerball, but NY Lotto, which I call the world's biggest ripoff. Matching four numbers in Powerball wins $100, compared to $9 in NY Lotto on July 29, 2006.

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    Posted: October 20, 2006, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

    The game that you should be complaining about (because of terrible non-jackpot prizes) is not Mega Millions or Powerball, but NY Lotto, which I call the world's biggest ripoff. Matching four numbers in Powerball wins $100, compared to $9 in NY Lotto on July 29, 2006.

    I hate NY Lotto too I just forgot to post it...Also is italy superenalotto i think is called which is like 5 or 6 from 90...Yeah i hate New York lotto too, just forgot to mention it...Not only that but i dislike it because NY lotto doesn't pay a lot...

     

     

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      Posted: October 20, 2006, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

      pumpi76 -

      I'm not sure how Quick Picks are generated. There may be a Random Number Generator (RNG) in each terminal in stores but I'm thinking that they are just dumb terminals that signal the central computer to generate a random number, which, in turn, generates a certain combination. My reasoning is that when the system is down no terminal in any store can generate a ticket. If each terminal had an RNG this wouldn't happen. And duplicate combinations are generated in lotteries even when the total number of ticket sales for a given lottery are fewer than the total possible combinations.

      Also, if the RNGs in the central computer work the same way as slot machines, that computer can generate hundreds, maybe thousands, of random numbers per second. The instant the terminal signals the central computer to generate a ticket, a certain random number is selected with the appropriate numeric combination. That information is returned to the terminal, which generates the printed ticket.

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        Posted: October 20, 2006, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

        i'm just happy to be able to donate to lottery,so our property taxes can be so low for education,teachers,etc!


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          Posted: October 20, 2006, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

          on randomness;only ramdom numbers are those selected from the numbers that no one has selected,then the lottery selects those numbers randomly,simple!

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            Posted: October 20, 2006, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

            The secondary prizes in games like PowerBall and MegaMillions are basically the undercard. The jackpot prize is the main draw. It's the huge edge taken on the secondary prize payouts that makes those giant jackpots possible. If you want bigger payouts for prizes comparable to the secondary prizes in a giant jackpot game, you should play scratch-offs and/or the daily games like Pick 3 and Pick 4. If you want to play for a giant jackpot, you'll just have to live with taking a beating on the secondary prize payouts. Personally, I think cashing any ticket is better than tearing it up. And I simply don't play the games which offer payouts that I don't like.


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              Posted: October 20, 2006, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

              we have a 146,107,961 to 1 that our ticket will not be random.

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                Posted: October 21, 2006, 5:35 am - IP Logged

                No.  It doesn't work that way.

                If you can't do the math, just look at how it works now. 50% of sales goes directly to the state and 50% goes to prizes. 30% goes towards the jackpot, and 20% goes to the lower prizes. If it already takes 20% to pay the lower prizes, what do you suppose would happen if the lower prizes were all increased to 3 what they are now?